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The Orioles: Party Like It’s 1997

Camden YardsI didn’t blog about our trip to Orioles Opening Day this year because, well, I kind of assumed it just didn’t matter.

It’s the first game of the year, expectations are low, you lose to Tampa Bay 6-2 … it doesn’t seem like there’s anywhere to go — you’re already at the bottom.

One week later, and you’ve rattled off a bunch of consecutive wins and sit at the top of the American League East … but is it for real?

In all honesty, I kind of stopped following the O’s when we moved to Boston. After 1997, their fall to mediocrity was pretty quick. And it didn’t help that the Red Sox won 2 World Series during my 7 years in Beantown after that whole 86-year mess.

I would love to recapture that excitement from the winning days, but I’m not sure if I have the time to invest in it.

Maybe it helps that I’m playing fantasy baseball this year — too bad I’m currently bringing up the rear.

I’m not much of a half-asser, so either I’m living and breathing Orioles baseball, or I’m only casually caring.

I want it to be the first, but I don’t know if it will be.

(PS – MASN, get your act together and broadcast all of the games in HD. It’s really second-tier of you to do otherwise.)

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